Webutuck Little League plans April 15 event

AMENIA — The Webutuck Little League is making plans for its opening day events on Saturday, April 15, that include a parade in Amenia and an afternoon of family food and entertainment activities at Beekman Park.

The first day of play for teams is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, at Beekman Park.

The league has signed up 80 players and is lining up teams for T-ball, coach-pitch and player-pitch minors and majors.

At a meeting on Thursday, March 9, at the Amenia Town Hall, the local group of volunteers who organized the league announced that it has been successful lining up sponsors for teams and for other needs of the league.

The Silo Ridge Community Foundation and Amenia Wassaic Community Organization also provided a $19,800 grant for a new batting cage and two new bullpens at Beekman Park, President D.J. Reilly said.

The league plans to play games later in the season at the renovated Eddie Collins Park in Millerton.

“We’re putting all new clay on the infield and we’re rebuilding the dugout,” Reilly said. “We’re definitely going to play baseball there this year. It may be later in the spring.”

Webutuck Little League this year is starting its first season as an official affiliate of Little League Baseball, the organization based in Williamsport, Pennsylania.

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